Originally Posted by Therapy
Part of the "fun" in a forum is seeing what people do.
They interpret the rules/laws for themselves.
Human nature I guess to judge ones self - and others too!!
Otherwise the answer to the original post would have been easy.
We humans think we are so smart!
Been following this "debate" - and since only talking about within the US, no point in me adding anything........
As indicated, their are things we should do and things we do do.....and do do sometimes means trouble
But everyone gets to make their own judgement call on acceptable level of "do do" risk
In the UK the old style Yacht Registration
"Blue Book" has long since been replaced by a laminated A4 Certificate....which to all practical purposes is
an improvement, as it's made of paper and kept on a boat
But the old "Blue Book" complete with Copper Plate style handwriting was a thing of beauty to hold and admire........and each smelled of a history
of long forgotten voyages to distant shores by all fellow ships of Empire - from the smallest yacht to the largest Ocean Steamer, of shared traditions and of daring do in foreign shores, and of times long since passed - but not quite forgotten in the collective memory......and of an approach to the world where the Immigration clearance procedures could, if "neccessary"
, involve waving an impresssive looking document at a local official to be accepted on the basis that any country that was capable of issuing such an impressive looking item was surely not one that a minor official in a foreign country would wish to trouble with.....the "Blue Blue" even looked like it was backed up by a Gun Boat in the morning. Happy Days
A laminated A4 Certificate is however sadly appropriate.......